Bohemian Rhapsody sound team win Oscars
Posted on: Friday 8th of March 2019
Apart from DJ and producer Mark Ronson winning the original song accolade for “Shallow’ from A Star Is Born, a team of experienced sound pros also took home Oscars for their work on the Queen biopic: engineer Paul Massey took the sound mixing prize for Bohemian Rhapsody alongside John Casali and Tim Cavagin, while Nina Hartstone and John Warhurst won the sound editing statuette.
Hartstone, supervising dialogue/ADR editor on Bohemian Rhapsody, said: “The film is ultimately about the music, and we faced many challenges in sound editorial. In addition to building all the concert crowds, we had to create our main character, Freddie, using three different voices — Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek and Marc Martel (the Mercury sound-alike). Most of the singing in the film was actually Freddie, with a few areas of additional singing performed by Martel. It required careful editing on our part to put those voices together and then make them come out of Rami’s mouth in a seamless way.”